Weather Observations

About Us

History :

Meteorological Centre Ahmedabad was established with the aim of rendering quick and better meteorological services to the Gujarat state. The Meteorological Observatory, Ahmedabad was established on 18th January 1893 and the Meteorological Centre, Ahmedabad was established in October 1974. To have efficient administrative control and better technical support, Meteorological Centre Ahmedabad has 15 departmental and 7 Part Time synoptic observatories, 8 aeronautical meteorological stations, one seismological observatories, one DWR and number of meteorological observatories are established in Gujarat state.

Observational Network :

To collect meteorological data surface, upper air and remotely sensed data, number of meteorological observatories, Automatic weather stations and Doppler Weather Radars are established across the region. There are 19 manual observatories, 33 Automatic Weather Stations, 66 Automatic Rain gauges, 9 Agro Automatic Weather Stations and 4 upper air observatories. One Doppler weather Radar and various other observing systems.       

Services :

With time the activities and responsibilities of Met Centre, Ahmedabad has increased in all fields, for rendering the Meteorological services to the general public of the state of Gujarat, and Union Territory of Diu, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli and concerned departments of Central and State Governments like Agriculture, Irrigation, Power, Flood Control, Relief and Rehabilitation, Roadways and Railways etc. All types of information relating to weather, viz. weather bulletins, warnings etc. are issued to the public and State Govt., through the most popular media like Press, Doordarshan and Akashwani for the safety of life and property. Aviation Services to aeronautical communities are one of the valuable services rendered at Ahmedabad Airport. Current Weather information and route weather forecasts are given to air navigators. Quantitative precipitation Forecast (QPF) is issued on basin/ sub basin wise, catchments/sub catchments-wise for the major rivers in Gujarat to Central Water Commission during monsoon period. During non-monsoon period the task is to maintain all Hydro meteorological rain gauge stations and preparation of various reports. Agro-Meteorological Advisory is issued twice a week i.e. every Tuesday and Friday for the benefits of farmers of the state. X-band radar is used to provide the Upper Air Weather Information which are very much useful for the forecasting/nowcasting. Collection of rainfall of 252 DRMS stations and prepare statistics of district wise rainfall of all 33 districts of the state on daily / weekly / Monthly / Seasonal basis       

Objectives :

  • To take meteorological observations to provide meteorological services(weather forecast and warnings) to the general public of the state of Gujarat, and union territory of Diu, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli and the concerned departments of central and state government like agriculture, irrigation, power, Aviation, flood control, relief and rehabilitation, roadways and railways, health, disaster managers etc.
  • To warn against severe weather phenomena like tropical cyclones, thunderstorm and associated lightning, dust storms, heavy rains, cold and heat waves etc., which cause destruction of life and property.
  • To provide meteorological statistics required for agriculture, water resource management, industries, oil exploration and other nation-building activities.
  • To conduct and promote research in meteorology and allied disciplines. To detect and locate earthquakes and to evaluate seismicity in different parts of the country for development projects.